Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Family History Place


 
Be sure to visit our excellent research facility, The Family History Place.  We are located at 114 E. Blanco Street in Boerne, Texas.  We are happy to announce a new partnership between The Family History Place (FHP) and the Family History Center (FHC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).  The FHC has relocated to the FHP at 114 E. Blanco Street.  This partnership has increased the number of free genealogical databases and websites available to all visitors, in addition to the ability to order films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We have also expanded our hours:
 
Monday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday,  10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday,  10 am - 4 pm
Thursday,  10 am - 4 pm
Friday,  10 am - 4 pm
2nd Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
4th Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, closed
 
Holidays for 2024
January 1 - New Years Day
February 19 - Presidents' Day
March 29 - Good Friday
Closed for Eclipse April 8
May 27 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 2 - Labor Day
November 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving
December 23 - 25 - Christmas
 
If you are visiting from out of town, other hours can be arranged by appointment.
 
Phone: 830-331-8730
 
The research facility is open to the public and free.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.

Online Store Instructions

         
When ordering on our store, after filling in your information, you must check the box to receive the code, enter the code in the box, then click "Place Order"
Then click the "Buy Now" icon on the next page.
It will take you to your payment page, which can be made with PayPal or Debit or Credit Card
Payment is not complete until you finish with PayPal or Card payment.

Fifty First Families of Kendall County, Texas V2

 
Now Available!
Click the cover photo to see a list of the families that are included.
 
Now Available!
Order your copy now.
Cost of Book - $20.00 plus Texas Sales Tax
If you want the book shipped to you - Shipping and Handling Charge $5.00
 

Fifty First Families of Kendall County, Texas V1


A collection of fifty First Family Friday essays compiled by the Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas. These biographical sketches cover 33 Founding Families, who settled in the area now encompassed by Kendall County before 1863, and 17 Early Settler families, who arrived before 1901.
Now Available!
Order your copy now.
Cost of Book - $20.00 plus Texas Sales Tax
If you want the book shipped to you - Shipping and Handling Charge $5.00
 
 
 

50 First Families of Kendall County, Texas V1 & V2

 
Now Available! 2 Book Deal
Order your copy now.
Cost of Books - $35.00 plus Texas Sales Tax. 
If you want the book shipped to you - Shipping and Handling Charge $5.00
 
A collection of fifty First Family Friday essays compiled by the Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas. These biographical sketches cover 33 Founding Families, who settled in the area now encompassed by Kendall County before 1863, and 17 Early Settler families, who arrived before 1901.

Fall/Winter 2020 Issue of Keys to the Past

The current issue of Keys to the Past (November 2020) can be downloaded under the "Journal" section.

Volunteers Needed!!

 
The Family History Place is currently open from Monday from 1 - 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am - 4 pm, and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 4 pm. We need volunteers to fill the spots for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays and the 2nd Saturdays. If you can help with any olf these time slots please sign up in the "Volunteer Opportunities" section near the bottom of this page or contact either James Hurst or Jennifer Bishop.

The Genealogical Society of Kendall County Facebook Page

Volunteer Opportunities

 
We are always in need of volunteers.
In addition to our Research Center, we have other opportunities.
 
Click on the SignUp button to see all of the opportunities.


"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Some of the historic pictures are courtesy of Dietert Historical Archives, Patrick Heath Public Library

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Salt Lake Family History Library Research Trip
The Family History Library contains vast resources of genealogical data from all parts of the world – many are not online or available online to the public.  It is the largest genealogical library in the world.   The research trip package includes:             Library orientation Monday morning             Research assistance from experienced and trained library staff             Six days of research at the FamilySearch Library Monday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Friday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.             Social events ...